Kansas City, MO (population: 454,520) has five electrical engineering schools within its city limits. University of Missouri-Kansas City, the highest ranked school in the city with an electrical engineering program, has a total student population of 14,799. It is the 2423rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 77th highest in the state of Missouri (#1 is Webster University). To learn more about electrical engineering programs in Kansas City, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of electrical engineering professors at University of Missouri such as Cory Beard, Katherine Bloemker, Deb Chatterjee, Mike Kelly, Shahzad Khan, and Kevin Kirkpatrick.
Electrical Engineering students from Kansas City schools who go on to become electrical engineers, electrical technologists, electrical design engineers, electrical controls engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 151,660 people working as electrical engineers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $86,250. Also, Electrical and electronics drafters make on average $54,800 per year and there are about 30,590 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Kansas City-KS area alone, there are 470 employed electrical and electronics drafters earning an average salary of $51,510. Electrical engineers in this area earn $77,810/yr and there are 1,840 employed.
Kansas City lies in Jackson county, which is one of the 39 counties in Missouri. Overall, the Kansas City-KS area has 988,100 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $20.79/hr average worker wage, and a $43,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 1.860 out of every 1000 jobs in Kansas City are held by electrical engineers, and 0.480/1000 are held by electrical and electronics drafters.
Of the 5 electrical engineering schools in Kansas City, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Grantham University comes out as the most expensive ($25,704/yr) for electrical engineering students, with Pinnacle Career Institute as the lowest, reported at only $16,054/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Kansas City|
|North Kansas City||MO||-||1||17.668||0||1.0 miles|
|Blue Springs||MO||57,147||1||22.3674||5||16.6 miles|
|Lees Summit||MO||-||1||10.817||19||16.7 miles|
|Saint Joseph||MO||76,371||4||37.3685||160||46.6 miles|
|Fort Scott||KS||-||1||19.5238||38||89.0 miles|